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Meet Sally Jones, The Murderer’s Ape

Posted 3rd Sep 2018

WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘I can’t remember the last time I read a book with such pure and unalloyed pleasure’ – Philip Pullman

‘A story to lose yourself in’ – Sunday Times, Children’s Books of the Year

The Murderer’s Ape  is out in a gorgeous new paperback edition, and within the pages of this unmissable tale you’ll meet the rather incredible Sally Jones. We guarantee she’s a character you won’t forget in a hurry…

Sally Jones is an extraordinary gorilla and a brilliant ship’s engineer who sails the high seas on The Hudson Queen with her loyal friend the Chief. One day the shipmates are offered a mysterious job that promises to pay big bucks, but then disaster strikes, the job goes wrong and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder.

For Sally Jones this is the start of a grand adventure and a desperate quest to clear her friend’s name. By freighter, steam train and bi-plane the intrepid ape journeys from Lisbon to Bombay and beyond in search of the truth. But powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their own secrets…

Purchase The Murderer’s Ape >